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- Reservations are recommended and can be made online, over the phone, or in person, up to 5 days in advance.
- Walkins are welcome up to a max capacity of 8 people.
- Yoga & Fitness classes are included in Blue Granite Membership (or you can use a punch pass or day pass).
- Tahoe Yoga Shala classes are NOT included in Blue Granite Membership. The Yoga Shala classes are independent of Blue Granite and can be reserved and paid for on this website: https://tahoeyogashala.com/
Yang to Yin Yoga with Alana
The Yang part of practice allows us to integrate this openness and awareness into a sense of steadiness and alignment with a gentle energizing flow. A Yang practice strengthens the body and mind.
The Yin part of practice is gentle, quiet, and meditative. Finding stillness in each shape for 3-5 minutes which allows muscles to relax so that the connective tissue is stimulated as awareness is brought to sensations in the body. Yin Yoga has a nourishing effect on the organs, immune system, connective tissue, muscles and joints.
Where the Yang will focus on strengthening the muscles, the Yin part will focus on relaxing them completely. By balancing your Yin and Yang your energy flow will increase, giving you a peaceful balanced mind and body.
Vinyasa Flow with Paul
Yoga for Climbers with Tara
Through a series of postures aimed at building strength and flexibility, this class is designed to enhance your performance as a climber. Learn how to integrate yoga on and off the mat, breath work to increase lung capacity, meditation to destress and conscious movement in this hour long class to keep you climbing on!
Pilates with Sue
Fire up your core and start the day with exercises designed to challenge and improve your strength, flexibility, and coordination. With serious emphasis on core strength and skeletal stability, the Pilates method builds in intensity through a series of fluid movements designed to unite the mind and body. Modifications available to tailor to all fitness levels.
Barre with Sue
Barre combines ballet inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. The focus is on strengthening your core and firming your glutes and legs.
Aerial Core with Sue
Aerial Core is a unique and fun method of combining core and upper body strength using a soft hammock to suspend and support body weight, while enhancing balance, posture and flexibility.
Yin & Yang with Taylor
The traditional yin yang is a buddhist conceptualization of the concept of dualism. Yin/Yang yoga is an all-levels mixture of gentle, slow vinyasa to warm the body, combined with traditional yin/restorative poses. This class is designed to allow you to easily let go of tension, focus on breathing and relax into the day with a calm, clear mind. Expect to feel peaceful, relaxed, and well balanced after this practice.
Super Sweat Sesh with Alexis
Get ready to get sweaty! This class uses a variety of equipment in a circuit training format. You will move throughout the room completing a circuit of strength and cardio intervals, building strength and stamina.
Dynamic Vinyasa with LT
Dynamic Vinyasa is a 75-minute energizing, full body vinyasa connecting the breath with each movement. Each asana will incorporate playful and fluid movement, inviting unique, exciting, and more challenging transitions between postures. We’ll be exploring the entire space in and around our yoga mats, building up heat within the body, control within the breath, and stillness within the mind.
Inversions: Strength & Conditioning with LT
The inversion series will be primarily focusing on building the foundational strength and flexibility required to practice inversions safely. This series will incorporate handstand specific strength conditioning, extensive core work, and classic yoga postures to increase balance and flexibility. We will be learning and practicing proper alignment, proper technique, and proper activation within the body in handstand. These full body exercises are designed to enhance your handstand experience and journey, while protecting the body and keeping it safe while inverted.
Activate Your Core with LT
Sue Arkell is a highly experienced fitness instructor with a resume spanning three decades of sports and fitness instruction. Sue has coached beginning to elite gymnastics on national and international stages, and has instructed Pilates, step, boot camps, and yoga classes. She is passionate about teaching students of all ages and walks of life.
Alana first discovered yoga while studying at San Diego State University in 2006. Yoga has since become such an integral part of Alana’s life. Yoga gives her a sense of deep connection to her authentic self. In taking a yoga class with her, Alana aims to have you feeling refreshed and inspired, and that you walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself.
Alana previously lived in South Lake Tahoe for 7 years and is returning after having spent a couple years in Sacramento and also this past year living abroad in New Zealand. She completed her 200 hr Vinyasa YTT and her 50 hour Yin YTT at Nadi Wellness Centre in Queenstown, New Zealand. Alana looks forward to connecting with you on the mat.
Paul Loupe is a certified Yoga instructor. He completed his initial teacher training in Denver through “Core Power Yoga”. He has experience teaching in studios and Recreation Centers in addition to community programs and one on one yoga instruction. He is a former English Literature teacher and has been a part of the South Lake Tahoe community in some way for 30 years. Currently seeking climbing partners since he wore out the auto belay.
Alexis Craig is a native to South Lake Tahoe who left to seek her fortune and has now returned in service to her home town community. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher, and TRX Senior Instructor. She has a Harvard degree, and a passion for embodied empowerment. Her group classes are sweaty and fun - and Alexis is quite masterful at scaling the workout to accommodate injuries and differing fitness levels. And if you are looking for some more personalized advice on your fitness journey, Alexis is always happy to help.
Taylor found the practice of yoga in 2016 as a way to find relief in the body as well as the mind. Being an avid outdoor climber, climbing instructor, and backcountry guide for years, he faced many of the common outdoor injuries. Following several climbing and snowboarding injuries, because of the profoundness of the recovery and the support he found in yoga, he traveled to Thailand to explore the practice further though Teacher Training. Since then, he has taught and shared the practice of yoga on several continents around the world. On his path to a 1,000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification, he is here to explore, learn, teach, and develop a community here.
Taylor stays very active, enjoying nature and the outdoors, adventuring with his super sweet and awesome dog, Ari.
Katherine started her regular Yoga practice in January 2015 after relocating from New Hampshire to California. She leaned into her practice to bring a sense of normalcy and control back into her life. In May of 2017, she completed her 200-hour teacher training in the South Bay area and has loved teaching ever since.
Katherine takes a functional approach to Asana and movement integrated with the philosophy and mindfulness of the Yoga tradition. In her classes, she encourages exploration and creativity grounded in evidence-based approaches to understanding the human body. She is passionate about connecting her students to their innate strength and resilience of their minds and bodies both on and off the mat.
LeeAnn has been working with the South Lake community for over 8 years at Barton Physical Therapy helping individuals get back to their passions. Now combining her physical therapy knowledge with her 200 HR-RYT, LeeAnn will challenge you on your mats. Recognizing the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, her style of yoga places emphasis on individuality in the practice. She focuses on mobility, flexibility, and strength, and how these key pieces are interconnected. She will guide you on how this vital trifecta can be incorporated into your daily life, on and off the mat and in movement on rock.
Climbing and yoga alike bring you into a flow state which leaves you feeling alive, aware and full of gratitude. In yoga we work to heal the body and heal the mind allowing the natural flow of energy to reinvigorate us. Cali believes in incorporating a holistic approach to all things, especially her yoga practice. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and practicing since she was a child. In each of Cali's classes you will get a chance to both strengthen and lengthen your physical body as well as calm the mind for more peaceful control of the senses.
Crystal Woodward has been teaching and practicing yoga in Tahoe for several years. Crystal has a passion for yoga and its many healing benefits and has spent time studying and practicing several styles of yoga, including recently completing a 300 hr program in Prana Vinyasa. Crystal puts her heart into each class she teaches and hopes to share this love of yoga with her students as they deepen into their personal growth and practice. Crystal enjoys working with students on all levels, and looks forward to practicing yoga and climbing with you at Blue Granite!